World Wide Technology Quality Advocate in Springfield, Missouri

Job Title

Quality Advocate

Location

Springfield, MO

Job Description

Position Overview:

Asynchrony Labs, a subsidiary of World Wide Technology, Inc. has an opportunity for a talented and dedicated person to fill the role of Quality Advocate. This person works as part of a team to deliver software that is fit for purpose.

Responsibilities:

The Quality Advocate works closely with other team members to build quality, through the following responsibilities:

  • Keep the team and stakeholders informed of a holistic view of the product's quality.

  • Elicit examples that act as or clarify acceptance criteria.

  • Encourage collaboration and discussion about doing better testing within the team.

  • Help developers plan and build automated checks at the right levels of the system in order to provide the optimal return of feedback to cost of ownership of the test suite.

  • Evaluate the product's fitness for purpose by learning about it through exploratory testing and experimentation to complement automated checks.

  • Work with stakeholders to determine which features and defect fixes are critical to the end user and business.

  • Work with stakeholders to identify reasonable quality goals based on product needs.

  • Work with the team to improve processes to ensure that the team meets those quality goals.

  • Measure how closely the product meets the quality goals set forth by the stakeholders, including risk as it applies to the quality of the product.

  • Carry out root-cause analysis of defects when they occur.

  • Partner with everyone from the product owner to operations to help ensure that everyone is working towards the goal of delivering a quality working product into production.

  • Pair with developers to write clean and maintainable test code.

  • Ask questions and challenge others to consider the consequences of design decisions.

This is not a "remote" position. The candidate will be primarily working out of the Springfield, MO office.

Qualifications

The following knowledge skills and attributes are required:

  • Understanding and knowledge of quality assurance processes and methods used in software development.

  • Team oriented and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong desire to learn and self-motivated in pursuit of new skills and understanding of software design and quality engineering.

  • Comfortable with different platforms such as; websites, mobile apps, and backend API

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the concept of the test pyramid

  • Minimum of one year experience with quality assurance and testing of software applications.

  • Experience using technologies for detecting and tracking software defects.

The following knowledge skills and attributes are preferred:

  • Working knowledge of and/or experience with Agile methodologies

  • Some experience with a programming language (C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby,

Swift, etc.), along with ancillary technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS, SQL, Agile methodologies, load testing tools, Git, Postman, Chrome Dev Tools, Fiddler, Casper, Gremlins, Ava, JMeter, Gatling, Artillery, Tsung, Funkload, Restlet Client, and others)

  • Experience testing native mobile applications on Android or iOS

  • Working knowledge of unit testing frameworks such as Junit, NUnit, Espresso, etc.

  • · Automated testing frameworks such as Webdriver, Espresso, Capybara, Nightmare, Jest, etc

Additional Requirements:

  • Possesses a high level of Integrity. Acts ethically and is above reproach. Builds trust through their honesty, reliability, and authenticity. Possesses a strong concern for the needs of his/her colleagues. Takes tough principled stands even if they are unpopular. Meets commitments and keeps promises.

  • Demonstrates Self-control . Manages his/her impulsive feelings and distressing emotions and operates without any personal agenda. Stays composed, positive and unflappable even in trying moments. Thinks clearly and stays composed and focused under pressure.

  • Must be Flexible. Smoothly handles multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Is able to work collaboratively to get things done. Proactively seeks the advice and suggestions of peers, subordinates, and superiors. Adapts strategies and tactics to fit fluid circumstances. Is flexible in how he/she sees events.

  • Is Optimistic. Demonstrates a positive mental attitude. Persists in seeking goals despite obstacles and setbacks. Operates from a hope of success rather than a fear of failure. Sees setbacks as due to manageable circumstances rather than a personal flaw.

  • Continuously Develops Others. Committed to the continuous process of education and development of self and colleagues. Acknowledges people's strengths and accomplishments. Offers useful feedback and helps to identify others' needs for future growth and improvement. Mentors and gives timely coaching that fosters an individual's skills.

  • Able to Intuitively Understand the way people think and work. Understands the forces that shape views and actions of clients, customers, or competitors. Accurately reads an organizational and external reality.

  • Models Leadership qualities. Articulates and arouses enthusiasm for a shared vision and mission. Leads by example.

  • Is a catalyst for Change. Recognizes the need for change and removes barriers. Challenges the status quo to acknowledge the need for change. Champions the change and enlists others in its pursuit.

  • Fosters Excellence in Communication. Is effective in give-and-take, registering emotional cues in attuning their message. Deals with difficult issues straightforwardly. Listens well; seeks mutual understanding, and welcomes the sharing of information fully. Fosters open communication and stays receptive to bad news as well as good.